Latest Rail News

Fees for transportation impacts, business licenses and vehicle-license registrations all could be part of a funding package the Kent, Wash., City Council may tap for funding city street projects, according to the Kent Reporter. The Council conducted a second workshop at City Hall to discuss how to fund an estimated $389 million worth of projects over the next 25 years, including $137 million in grade-separation projects for street and rail.

--> ...
Between the hours of 8 p.m. Monday, May 24 and 4 a.m. Tuesday, May 25, crews will finish work on the grade crossing at Fair Oaks Lane in Atherton, Calif. The work, which includes installing a guardrail and pedestrian gates, is part of the San Mateo County Grade Crossing Improvement Project.

 


--> ...

Mayor Richard M. Daley and Chicago Transit Authority officials said that by May 31, one or more safety cameras will have been installed at every one of the CTA's 144 rail stations.



--> ...

Eleven Northeast states from Maine to Maryland, with close support from Amtrak and the Coalition of Northeastern Governors (CONEG), said they submitted a multi-state proposal requesting that the Federal Railroad Administration lead a planning effort to further define the role that intercity and high-speed passenger rail can play in helping improve the region's transportation network, expand capacity, relieve highway and aviation congestion, and stimulate sustainable economic growth along the Northeast Corridor.

--> ...

The Board of Directors of Canadian Pacific Railway Limited declared an increase in CP's next quarterly dividend to twenty seven cents ($0.27) Canadian per share on the outstanding Common Shares, from twenty-four and three quarter cents (C$0.2475) per share. The increased dividend is payable on July 26, 2010, to holders of record at the close of business on June 25, 2010, and is an eligible dividend pursuant to subsection 89(14) of the Income Tax Act.

--> ...

On May 21 at 10:30 a.m., Long Island Rail Road President Helena Williams joined Babylon Village Mayor Ralph Scordino, State Senator Owen Johnson, State Assemblyman Phil Boyle and Suffolk County Legislator Wayne Horsley at a press conference and groundbreaking ceremony for LIRR's new Babylon Train Wash Facility.


--> ...

Pennsylvania has applied for a $1.6-million federal grant from the High-Speed Intercity Passenger Rail Program to study possible expansion of rail service between Ohio and New York State through Erie, Governor Edward G. Rendell said. If selected for the federal grant, PennDOT will invest $400,000 in state funds to complete the study.

--> ...

Los Angeles-area Metrolink maintenance crews will be performing work along Metrolink's Ventura Line railroad tracks Memorial Day weekend. The track maintenance activities will include the removal and replacement of crossties, rail and concrete panels at the railroad crossing at Lindley Avenue between Parthenia and Napa Streets.

--> ...

National Coal Corp. said its wholly-owned subsidiary NC Railroad Inc has sold a shortline railroad that runs between Oneida and Devonia, Tenn., to R.J. Corman Railroad Property LLC for $3 million, the Knoxville News-Sentinel reports.

--> ...

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board of Directors adopted a $3.8-billion budget for Fiscal Year 2010-11. The spending plan is $47 million less than the current Metro budget but still advances a variety of transportation improvements for the region including a spate of new highway and transit building projects. These are funded largely with federal stimulus funds and the new Measure R transit sales tax.

--> ...
502
Page 502 of 667